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Problem alkoholowy w doświadczeniu społecznym
The Alcohol Problem in Social Experience

Author(s): Jerzy Modrzewski, Ewa Włodarczyk
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: social problems; alcohol; social alcohol problem; production; distribution; consumption of alcoholic beverages and its consequences

Summary/Abstract: Alcohol – as an ingredient in food products, especially beverages – in its social presence through historical time, formed a few identifying cultural meanings, placing itself in the pantheon of priced values, established and socially cherished ludic patterns, the hallmarks of experiencing satisfying lifestyles and practicing effective therapy. Together with it, it revealed and consolidated, in its individual and social experience, its second, destructive face, liberating a cascade of states currently classified collectively as a social problem. The authors of the article, in the first part, review the basic assumptions and theoretical findings devoted to the essence and sources of social problems; in the second part, they identify the social alcohol problem in its four manifestations: uncontrolled production of alcoholic beverages, their elusive distribution control, carefree and uncontrolled alcohol consumption and in individual and social consequences of its immoderate consumption, emphasizing the effects it has caused in the economic, criminal, vital, demographic and socio-pedagogical, especially family-related, spheres.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 51 (2)
  • Page Range: 223-275
  • Page Count: 53
  • Language: Polish